OUT OF THE BLUE: PATRICE
What a beautiful summer so far, Flames! I have already encountered so many adventures, living summer life to the fullest and therefore may not always had the time to capture everything I have seen. Well sometimes we have to embrace the moment…But how lucky to have had my camera with me at my visit to the Afropfingsten music festival in Winterthur, Suisse – because there was a moment that just meant the world to me and that I will never forget.
I remember how I held my first tape of Patrice’s music in my hand. Perhaps the first tape of his music that ever existed as it was more of a demo really. I must have played it at least a million times and I guess it is alright to say that songs like ‘Queens‘ or ‘Love‘ and ‘Everyday good‘ have inspired me for my entire life – encouraged me to have faith in myself, be the person I strive to be, to listen to my heart and follow the things I
love, to stay strong and never let anyone talk me out of my dreams…all so important values.
Hm, and this soulful and soothing voice – if you haven’t heard it yet I advice you should. I will never forget listening to this voice while overwieving the river nile from my grandmother’s balcony once on a visit to Egypt. How these beautiful melodies carrying so meaningful words were playing with the mild wind just to disperse into the dusk over a vibrant river – memories to treasure forever. This must have been about sixteen years ago, and I still get the same fascination today when listening to his music, if not even more. And I think in his new album ‘The rising of the son‘ this natural mystic certainly is maintained. Songs like ‘Cry, cry, cry‘, ‘Hippies with guns‘ and ‘Alive‘ may stick to our ears easily but my very personal favourites are ‘Making ways‘ and ‘Songs’ – because once again it is the message that is touching me personally and on a deeper level.
In summer I enjoy myself the most going to festivals and mingling with likely minded, as I am the most inspired when surrounded by music. A visit to a Patrice concert lets my heart jump for joy, that is for certain – as there are so many precious stories connected to his music. I call that magic – and I would really love to know who’s music let’s your heart skip a beat?
Wether it is on the festivals or during the World cup live streams – I hope that you are celebrating every moment this summer! And please don’t forget to follow my Instagram – it is an easier way for me to keep you posted with my adventures and travels – thank you!
Lots of sunshine,
xox, the Flamboyante
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